Legal Counsel

  • BASF
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nov 25, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

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You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.




Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You



At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.



We provide a fulfilling work environment with a strong emphasis on the physical and psychological safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. We are always working to form the best team with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion and through lifelong learning and development.



We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been proudly recognized as one of Canada's & GTA’s Best 100 Employers in 2022 and for many consecutive years. We have also been recognized as Canada’s Safest Employer in Chemical Manufacturing for several consecutive years, in addition to receiving a Bronze medal for providing a Psychologically Safe workplace. Most recently, we were thrilled to be recognized as a Forbes 2022 Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity.



We invite you to join our best team on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!



Legal Counsel (2203725) – Calgary , AB - Hybrid working schedule



Where the Chemistry Happens…



BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and has production facilities in Lethbridge, Saskatoon, and Regina, as well as several research farms across Canada. Agricultural Solutions is the largest division of BASF Canada Inc.



BASF Agricultural Solutions has partnered with Canadian farmers for more than 60 years, helping them succeed in getting the most out of every acre. We are a market leader in the development, formulation and distribution of agricultural solutions from seed through to harvest, including crop protection and agricultural products, seed breeding technology, and digital farming solutions. We have invested and continue to invest in, research and innovative product development to bring the market-leading solutions farmers need today, and tomorrow.



Located in Calgary and reporting to the Head of AP Legal (Canada), you will provide legal support to the Canadian BASF Agricultural Solutions business.



Formula for Success: You Will…



  • Provide holistic legal support for the crop protection and digital farming businesses (and other business divisions, as required).


  • Engage regularly with various local, regional and global stakeholders in respect of business strategy and objectives.


  • Engage with the business (and colleagues throughout the broader organization) on a dynamic range of legal matters including:






Marketing programs




Land matters (including leasing)


Issue management


Claims, disputes, litigation


Data related agreements and transactions


Various internal and external projects and transactions


Provide legal training and tutorials


Retain and manage external legal counsel


Be a key member of the BASF Canada Legal Team


Perform other duties, as required





Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…



  • J.D. or LL.B. degree.


    • Active member in good standing with the
Law Society of Alberta.


Minimum of 7 years
  • legal experience that includes proficiency with a vast array of corporate/commercial matters.


  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.


  • Strong business acumen; exemplary issue management skills.


  • Considerable skill and ability to handle many projects simultaneously, to manage multiple tight deadlines, and to prioritize effectively.


  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.


  • (i) in-house experience; (ii) experience in the fields of crop protection, seed treatment, seeds and traits and/or plant biotechnology; (iii) competition law experience, will be considered an asset.


Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You



Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you – the whole you – in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.



The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. We also provide engaging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your role.



Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment



BASF is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can be their authentic selves. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, religion/creed, sex/pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.



We seek to make our recruitment process accessible for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process, please contact with the subject line “Recruitment Accommodation Request”.



Privacy Statement



BASF takes security & data privacy very seriously. Will we never request personal or financial information of any kind via e-mail, private text message or direct message on any social media platform or job board. Furthermore, we will never offer a remote position and send a candidate a cheque for equipment or request any type of payment during the job application process. If you have experienced any of the above, please contact to report fraud.